Courses on History

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6. Tax Revolt in the Netherlands

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

09/06/2004Audio/Video
In this lecture Adams talks about the Enlightenment which was the philosophy of the eighteenth century. It was the high water mark of man’s thinking on taxes. They were wise; we’re not. These thinkers used the past as a guide.
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1. The Making of a Tax Historian

BiographiesLegal SystemTaxes and Spending

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Charles Adams, the tax writer, tells young people to get a liberal education and go with the flow. He took tax law and he taught history. He saw that there was a tax story behind every event. Taxes, not slavery, caused the Civil War.Taxes began in Sumer. “Taxes are the fuel that make civilizations...
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8. From Monarchy to Democracy

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

09/06/2004Audio/Video
The transition from monarchy to democracy deals with how humans create more freedom than is currently had. The role of monarchs in the pre-state societies and their positions as heads of state since the feudal (1100-1500 AD) period and into the absolute monarchies were the more typical form of...
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8. The Civil War

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/06/2004Audio/Video
A tariff set the stage for the American Civil War. The quarrel between the North and the South was a fiscal quarrel, not a war over slavery. The tariff of 1828 was called the tariff of abomination. Nullification was a strong argument to void unconstitutional federal laws.
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3. The Kaleidoscopic Romans

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Adams begins with a few tidbits: taxation problems caused the end of Egypt and the taxes that the Greeks put on the Jews were an excessive one-third. Sulla of Rome created special tax agents, essentially IRS agents, to collect taxes. Cicero felt that the era of chaos made a military dictatorship...
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10. Strategy: Secession, Privatization, and the Prospects of Liberty

StrategyAustrian Economics OverviewPolitical Theory

09/06/2004Audio/Video
The institution of the State is not normal or natural. We will pay for making this error. There are not different and unequal laws applying to masters and individuals. Once you accept, incorrectly, unilateral taxation and ultimate jurisdiction in the hands of the state you are stuck.
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5. The Wealth of Nations: Ideology, Religion, Biology, and Environment

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Ideological factors, especially comparative religions, are considered. Until 1500, China was the most developed region on the globe. Confucianism has no promise of an afterlife. There are no miracles for them. They are realistic and rational. Confucius is not a god or prophet. He is revered as a...
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10. Learning from the Past: What History Teaches

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryWorld History

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Adams suggests nine reform items to tame the tax monster: 1) tear down the spy system, 2) establish a crime for tax extortion as well as a civil action for damages, 3) establish a civil action for damages for tortious tax administration including: malicious tax investigations, extortions, leaked...
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5. The Swiss: From William Tell to No Tell

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

09/06/2004Audio/Video
Note:The Swiss are not mentioned in this lecture. King Solomon, king of Israel from 970 to 931 BC, lusted after women as he grew older. He had a thousand wives and concubines. Solomon spent tax moneys for luxurious palaces and his harem. His treasury was soon empty, so he found new ways to drain...
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2. The Spread of Humans Around the World: The Extension and Intensification of the Division of Labor

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
Humans across the globe develop the division of labor. Hunter gatherers had limited association with each other. Languages were many and varied. Division of labor was only within their tribes. Agricultural life allowed many more people to live in settlements and capital could be accumulated for the...
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